Messiah-the Greatest Sermon Ever Sung is a running commentary for G.F. Handel's great oratorio. The book began as a "listening Bible study". While the music was being played the reader could follow along with brief explanations of both the Biblical texts being sung and the music being played. Anyone familiar with Handel's "Messiah" knows that it is a feast for the ears. Now that Pittenger's notes have been combined with Mayer's illustrations, it is a feast for the eyes and for the soul. This book introduces the new listener to God's promised Messiah, the central figure of Handel's oratorio. Those already familiar with the music and texts will be reintroduced to their old friend.